Woman allegedly violates probation to visit dying husband
Rockland — A Hope woman violated her conditions of release to visit her dying estranged husband, and it landed her in court Jan. 25, according to court documents.
Margaret E. Tracy, 55, made an initial appearance in Knox County Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to two counts of violation of condition of release.
Tracy was granted pre-conviction bail under the condition she not contact her husband, young daughter, and others following a domestic violence assault charge in September, according to court documents.
She was also arrested in September 2012 for operating under the influence.
She violated those terms Jan. 22 when she went to the hospital to visit her husband, who died the same day, according to court documents.
Tracy was arrested again and Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald requested bail be revoked.
Tracy's appointed attorney, William Pagnano requested bail be amended so she could attend the funeral and lend support to her daughter.
The motion to amend bail was denied by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm and Tracy remains in jail.
Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.